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Thread: 2017 BikenetiCX Race - December 10th

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Some other idiots will be falling off their bikes but you can pretty much ignore them.
    Yes, please ignore them. Best to make sure you don't arrive before 8:45 am.

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    Great end to the season! Thanks Bikenetic folks -- what a fun team!

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    Couple photos from yesterday. Most I took from the top of a really muddy steep hill by the Pirate ship since it offered a great view. It was a really fun day--thanks Sunyata and everyone else on team Bikenetic for hosting a great event!

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    Steve O racing

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    Picture from the women's race

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    A group climbing the muddy hill. A number of times people got to the top, slipped, and took out multiple other racers on their way down which was pretty funny to watch. A few racers helped each other up though which was nice.

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    Sunyata climbing the muddy hill

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    Steve O climbing the muddy hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    It was a really fun day--thanks Sunyata and everyone else on team Bikenetic for hosting a great event!
    Reading this made me think that I've yet to meet someone who has either raced or spectated a Cross event who didn't enjoy it (unless they got injured or broke their bike). Last year was my first season in cross and I ended my season in Norfolk. My mom, dad (in their 70s), and sister were able to watch. It was cloudy, windy, and damn cold but they stood in the central part of the course with the best view and had a blast! They have since purchased a megaphone and a cowbell...my sis is planning out her hand-ups for this weekend's Rustbucket Races.

    This is a long way of saying that Sunday's BCX was a perfect example of what makes Cross such a great sport: it's accessible, it's fun, and at my meager level the participants don't take themselves too seriously. I could go on and on....

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    Agreed! It was totally fun. And hard. This was my first ever bike race of any kind, and I blame Sunyata for that.

    For those of you unfamiliar, this is the recommended way to make yourself around a cross course:
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    Actually riding on top of the bike is saved for the rare flat spots.

    Since Bikenetic makes the most of the pirate ship, I rode in my pirate costume, which you can see better in this photo (note: still not actually on the bike):
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    You can also see Mr. Happy helping me up by pulling on the course tape.

    Sunyata loaned me her bike, for which I owe her big time at an upcoming happy hour. Thanks, Casey!!
    And a repeat super-duper kudos to Bikenetic for putting this whole thing together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Agreed! It was totally fun. And hard. This was my first ever bike race of any kind....
    Don't forget, Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins are just around the corner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post

    For those of you unfamiliar, this is the recommended way to make yourself around a cross course:
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    This is how I'm going to start bike commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Agreed! It was totally fun. And hard. This was my first ever bike race of any kind, and I blame Sunyata for that.

    For those of you unfamiliar, this is the recommended way to make yourself around a cross course:
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    Actually riding on top of the bike is saved for the rare flat spots.
    Is that what they call Cross Fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Agreed! It was totally fun. And hard. This was my first ever bike race of any kind, and I blame Sunyata for that.

    For those of you unfamiliar, this is the recommended way to make yourself around a cross course:
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    Super bummed I only got one fly by of you racing this weekend.

    Since Steve O is too modest (wait... what?) to talk about his stellar racing debut, I will do it for him!

    In his first EVER race, on a borrowed bike (though, a really awesome bike, if I do say so myself), on a snowy, muddy, and super slick course that was by no means easy when it was dry, Steve O came in 14th (out of 38) in the Cat 5 race. He beat two Bikenetic teammates and absolutely CRUSHED it with a huge smile on his face.

    He now needs a cross bike for next season!

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    And just when you thought BikenetiCX was it, how about a trip to Germany in mid-January (Cyndi!) for the Radcross-Bensheim? It's on the MLK weekend.

    There's a Frankfurt Strava club ride down there on Sunday, January 14, only 79 miles round trip.

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